Darlia – Snotty nosed Blackpool grunge enthusiasts with eardrum-gnawing riffs

We’ve got a meaty interview with the north’s most ambivalent new oiks Darlia this week in NME (just check the glazed expressions and spliff they’re rock in the picture in the mag). You can read all about it in the issue, of course, but before that take a listen to the track that’s been getting lots of people very excited indeed in recent weeks, ‘Queen Of Hearts’:

You can also download the track via Soudcloud here:

Here’s the band’s essential info:

Based: Manchester (via Blackpool)
For Fans Of: Nirvana, Superfood
Social: @darliasays
Buy It Now: The ‘Knock Knock’ EP is out now
See Them Live: They tour the UK in November, December and January (dates below)
Believe It Or Not: Frontman Nathan Day smashed a light bulb with his head while making the video for ‘Queen Of Hearts’. “I was pulling shards of glass out of my hair in the shower for days,” he tells us.

And here’s their full tour dates:

(With The Family Rain)
22nd November – Bath, Komedia
23rd November – Birmingham, The Library at The Institute
24th November – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
26th November – Brighton, Concorde 2
27th November – Southampton, Joiners
28th November – Bristol, Thekla

(Headline Tour)
3rd December – Hull Lamp
4th December – York The Duchess
7th December – Aldershot West End Centre
9th December – Bath Moles
10th December – Manchester Apollo (XFM Winter Wonderland)
12th December – Derby The Venue
21st January – Manchester Sound Control
23rd January – Glasgow King Tuts Wah Wah Hut
24th January – Sheffield, Leadmill 2
25th January – Newcastle, The Cluny 2
26th January – Birmingham, Temple
27th January – Brighton, The Hope
29th January – Bristol, The Louisiana
30th January – London, The Barfly